JP, USA, Kernel 2.6.32-21-generic, wvdial No Carrier

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Greetings.

I have recently upgraded from Ubuntu 8.10 x86 to the newest LTS,
10.04 x86 (w/ kernel 2.6.32-21) and my modem will no longer connect.
When I run wvdial to establish a connection, it verifies the
initialization of the modem, but cannot/will not find a carrier,
cycling through dial attempts until I manually kill the process. This
happens with or without "Carrier Check = no" enabled in my wvdial.conf
file.

I have both distros on separate partitions on the same hardware, and
the 8.10 version has no trouble detecting a carrier, so I am fairly
certain it is not a hardware/line issue.

I installed the daemon and drivers via the distro package of
sl-modem-daemon, slmodem-2.9.11-20100106.tar.gz (since there is no
pre-compiled slamr package for my kernel version as of yet), as well
as installing ungrab-winmodem-20090116.tar.gz. And I have followed the
given setup and troubleshooting steps in those installation packages,
but no joy.

Any advice in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
-- JP

--------------------------  System information ----------------------------
CPU=i686,  Ubuntu ,  ALSA_version=1.0.21
Linux version 2.6.32-21-generic (buildd@rothera) (gcc version 4.4.3
(Ubuntu 4.4.3-4ubuntu5) ) #32-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 16 08:10:02 UTC 2010
 scanModem update of:  2010_05_29
The modem symbolic link is /dev/modem -> ttySL0
The slmodemd set symbolic link is /dev/ttySL0 -> /dev/pts/0
Distrib_ID=Ubuntu
DistribCodeName=lucid


The dkms driver upgrade utilities are installed,

 There are no blacklisted modem drivers in /etc/modprobe*  files

 Potentially useful modem drivers now loaded are:
       snd_hda_intel   slamr

slamrTest=mc97
Attached USB devices are:
 ID 046d:c018 Logitech, Inc. Optical Wheel Mouse
 ID 046e:5542 Behavior Tech. Computer Corp.
If a cellphone is not detected, see
http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-878554.html
A sample report is:
http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/bigarch/archive-nineth/msg00578.html

If a USB modem or cellphone is attached and was not detected, please
provide available information in your request to discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Candidate PCI devices with modem chips are:
05:00.0 Modem: ALi Corporation SmartLink SmartPCI561 56K Modem
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6
Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 03)
High Definition Audio cards can host modem chips.

For candidate card in slot 05:00.0, firmware information and bootup
diagnostics are:
 PCI slot	PCI ID		SubsystemID	Name
 ----------	---------	---------	--------------
 05:00.0	10b9:5459	14fe:9100	Modem: ALi Corporation SmartLink
SmartPCI561 56K Modem

 Modem interrupt assignment and sharing:
 21:          0          0   IO-APIC-fasteoi   SL1800
 --- Bootup diagnostics for card in PCI slot 05:00.0 ----
[    0.187878] pci 0000:05:00.0: reg 10 32bit mmio: [0x30001000-0x30001fff]
[    0.187889] pci 0000:05:00.0: reg 14 io port: [0x1000-0x10ff]
[    0.187945] pci 0000:05:00.0: PME# supported from D3hot D3cold
[    0.187952] pci 0000:05:00.0: PME# disabled
[    0.276336] serial 0000:05:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 21
[    0.276970] 0000:05:00.0: ttyS1 at I/O 0x1028 (irq = 21) is a 8250
[    0.277305] 0000:05:00.0: ttyS2 at I/O 0x1040 (irq = 21) is a 8250
[    0.277532] 0000:05:00.0: ttyS3 at I/O 0x1050 (irq = 21) is a 8250
[    0.277578] Couldn't register serial port 0000:05:00.0: -28
[   12.745350] serial 0000:05:00.0: PCI INT A disabled
[   12.803274] slamr 0000:05:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 21

 The PCI slot 05:00.0 of the modem card may be disabled early in
 a bootup process,  but then enabled later. If modem drivers load
 but the  modem is not responsive, read DOCs/Bootup.txt about possible fixes.
 Send dmesg.txt along with ModemData.txt to discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
 if help is needed.


For candidate card in slot 00:1b.0, firmware information and bootup
diagnostics are:
 PCI slot	PCI ID		SubsystemID	Name
 ----------	---------	---------	--------------
 00:1b.0	8086:2668	107b:4038	Audio device: Intel Corporation
82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW

 Modem interrupt assignment and sharing:
 16:       8278          0   IO-APIC-fasteoi   uhci_hcd:usb5, i915, HDA Intel
 --- Bootup diagnostics for card in PCI slot 00:1b.0 ----
[    0.186175] pci 0000:00:1b.0: reg 10 64bit mmio: [0x301c0000-0x301c3fff]
[    0.186233] pci 0000:00:1b.0: PME# supported from D0 D3hot D3cold
[    0.186241] pci 0000:00:1b.0: PME# disabled
[   11.107434] HDA Intel 0000:00:1b.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level,
low) -> IRQ 16
[   11.107470] HDA Intel 0000:00:1b.0: setting latency timer to 64
[   11.187217] input: HDA Digital PCBeep as
/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/input/input6

 The PCI slot 00:1b.0 of the modem card may be disabled early in
 a bootup process,  but then enabled later. If modem drivers load
 but the  modem is not responsive, read DOCs/Bootup.txt about possible fixes.
 Send dmesg.txt along with ModemData.txt to discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
 if help is needed.


=== Finished firmware and bootup diagnostics, next deducing cogent software. ===

Predictive  diagnostics for card in bus 05:00.0:
	Modem chipset  detected on
NAME="Modem: ALi Corporation SmartLink SmartPCI561 56K Modem"
CLASS=0703
PCIDEV=10b9:5459
SUBSYS=14fe:9100
IRQ=21
HDA2=00:1b.0
slamrTest=mc97
IDENT=slamr

 For candidate modem in:  05:00.0
   0703 Modem: ALi Corporation SmartLink SmartPCI561 56K Modem
      Primary device ID:  10b9:5459
 Support type needed or chipset:	slamr



Writing DOCs/Intel.txt
The modem is supported by the Smartlink
plus the slmodemd helper utility.  Read the
DOCs/Smartlink.txt and Modem/DOCs/YourSystem.txt for follow through guidance.


For 2.6.32-21-generic compiling drivers is necessary. As of October
2007 the current packages at
http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/packages/smartlink/  are the
ungrab-winmodem-20070505.tar.gz and slmodem-2.9.11-20080126.tar.gz

Writing DOCs/Smartlink.txt
============ end Smartlink section =====================


Predictive  diagnostics for card in bus 00:1b.0:
	Modem chipset not detected on
NAME="Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW "
CLASS=0403
PCIDEV=8086:2668
SUBSYS=107b:4038
IRQ=16

 For candidate modem in:  00:1b.0
   0403 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW
      Primary device ID:  8086:2668
 Support type needed or chipset:	


 Completed candidate modem analyses.

 The base of the UDEV device file system is: /dev/.udev

 Versions adequately match for the compiler installed: 4.4.3
             and the compiler used in kernel assembly: 4.4.3

 The patch utility is needed for compiling ALSA drivers, and possibly others.


 Minimal compiling resources appear complete:
   make utility - /usr/bin/make
   Compiler version 4.4
   linuc_headers base folder /lib/modules/2.6.32-21-generic/build

 However some compilations and executable functions may need additional files,
 in the FileNames.h (so called kernel "h"eaders) collection installed
in  /usr/include/ .
 For martian_modem, additional required packages are needed. The also
required headers of package libc6 are commonly installed by default.
 Compiling hsfmodem drivers does require linux-libc-dev and libc6-dev
packages, for kernels 2.6.24 and later versions.
 In not included on your install CD, search for them at
http://packages.ubuntu.com
 or comparable Repository for other Linux distros.
 When compiling ALSA drivers, the utility "patch" will also be needed.




If a driver compilation fails, with message including some lack of
some FileName.h (stdio.h for example), then
Some additional kernel-header files need installation to /usr/include.
The minimal additional packages are libc6-dev
and any of its dependents, under Ubuntu linux-libc-dev

If an alternate ethernet connection is available,
$  apt-get update
$  apt-get -s install linux-kernel-devel
will install needed packages.
For Debian/Ubuntu related distributions, run the following command to
display the needed package list:

Otherwise packages have to be found through http://packages.ubuntu.com
Once downloaded and transferred into a Linux partition,
they can be installed alltogether with:
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb


Checking pppd properties:
	-rwsr-xr-x 1 root dip 273312 2010-03-06 22:59 /usr/sbin/pppd

In case of an "error 17" "serial loopback" problem, see:
    http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/linmodems/archive-sixth/msg02637.html

To enable dialout without Root permission do:
	$ su - root  (not for Ubuntu)
        sudo chmod a+x /usr/sbin/pppd
or under Ubuntu related Linuxes
	sudo chmod a+x /usr/sbin/pppd

Checking settings of:	/etc/ppp/options
asyncmap 0
noauth
crtscts
lock
hide-password
modem
debug
proxyarp
lcp-echo-interval 30
lcp-echo-failure 4
noipx

In case of a message like:
   Warning: Could not modify /etc/ppp/pap-secrets: Permission denied
see http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/bigarch/archive-sixth/msg04656.html

For guidance on FAX usage, get from
http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/packages/  get faxing.tar.gz
It has samples for a modem using port /dev/ttySL0, which must be
changed to match your modem's port.


 Don't worry about the following, it is for experts should trouble
shooting be necessary.
==========================================================

 Checking for modem support lines:
 --------------------------------------
     /device/modem symbolic link:   lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6
2010-07-10 14:59 /dev/modem -> ttySL0
slmodemd created symbolic link /dev/ttySL0:  lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10
2010-07-10 14:59 /dev/ttySL0 -> /dev/pts/0
     Within /etc/udev/ files:

     Within /etc/modprobe.conf files:
/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf:options snd-atiixp-modem index=-2
/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf:options snd-via82xx-modem index=-2
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-modem.conf:# Uncomment these entries in
order to blacklist unwanted modem drivers
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-modem.conf:# blacklist snd-atiixp-modem
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-modem.conf:# blacklist snd-via82xx-modem
/etc/modprobe.d/sl-modem.conf:install slamr /sbin/modprobe -qb
ungrab-winmodem; /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install slamr; test -e
/dev/slamr0 && (chmod 660 /dev/slamr0 && chgrp dialout /dev/slamr0) ||
(/bin/mknod -m 660 /dev/slamr0 c 242 0 2>/dev/null && chgrp dialout
/dev/slamr0)
/etc/modprobe.d/sl-modem.conf:install slusb /sbin/modprobe -qb
ungrab-winmodem; /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install slusb; test -e
/dev/slusb0 && (chmod 660 /dev/slusb0 && chgrp dialout /dev/slusb0) ||
(/bin/mknod -m 660 /dev/slusb0 c 243 0 2>/dev/null && chgrp dialout
/dev/slusb0)
/etc/modprobe.d/sl-modem-daemon.conf:install slamr modprobe
--ignore-install ungrab-winmodem ;  modprobe --ignore-install slamr;
test -e /dev/slamr0 || (/bin/mknod -m 660 /dev/slamr0 c 242 0
2>/dev/null && chgrp dialout /dev/slamr0)
     Within any ancient /etc/devfs files:

     Within ancient kernel 2.4.n /etc/module.conf files:

--------- end modem support lines --------


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